Scrappy T-Shirt Quilt

By: Lilly Campbell from craftstylish.com
Scrappy T-Shirt Quilt
Scrappy T-Shirt Quilt
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Make Scrappy T-shirt Quilts to use up your old t-shirts and your leftover quilting scraps. Each t-shirt block is bordered with fabric strips from your stash to colorfully frame your t-shirts. This quilt is quick-turned and tied for easy construction!

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size48 inches wide x 72 inches long

Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend

Primary TechniqueQuilting


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My daughter has tons of t shirts from high school, college and beyond, and laying them out never looked right. This idea is just the best solution for tying them all together in a more cohesive and professional look, and will wear and last much better than other ideas I have seen. I could even use fabric scraps from her old clothes for even more nostalgia and memories! Super pattern!


This tutorial is a nice one especially for anyone worried about what size to cut the t-shirts. I like how she framed them with scraps until it became the size she wanted. I like to use an acrylic square ruler that measures 15". That is about the size you need to cut an entire t-shirt logo. Also, I would recommend using fleece as a quilt backing. It makes the t-shirt quilts cuddly and soft!

I saved the jersey's from my girl's softball teams - the material is a little stiffer than regular t-shirts, so it was really easy to work with and made a really great memory quilt.

I am in the middle of making my niece's T-Shirt quilt. It's actually her graduation present. I cut the T-shirts different sizes so that I could frame them with different fabrics like you did. You made a great T-Shirt quilt that is perfect for the dorm. Good-luck in school.

When I tie quilts , I use a surgeons knot. That means to wrap the yarn/floss twice around on each step of the knot. It lays flatter than a regular square knot. I have a t-shirt quilt in queue for my grand daughter; it is to be made of her father's shirts. He died in Sept. 2012 from liver cancer.

I love the idea of using fabric scrapes to fame the t-shirt material. I have never made one, but my granddaughter is wanting me to make her one and she is in her first year of college. I made her a jean quilt when she was about 5.


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